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Author Niven, Penelope.
Title Thornton Wilder : a life / Penelope Niven ; with a foreword by Edward Albee.
Published New York : Harper, c2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor4  PS3545.I345 Z796 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 832 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface : "the history of a writer" -- "Godly folk" -- "A foretaste of heaven" -- "Being left" -- Foreign devils -- "Parental expectation" -- "All aspiration" -- "Literary development" -- "The art of writing" -- Distant sons -- "Flowering into literature" -- "Heroes" -- "His own tune" -- "Choice souls" -- "All my faults and virtues" -- "Millstones" -- "The 'way within'" -- "My real vocation" -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- "The finest bridge in all Peru" -- Preparation and circumstance -- "Variety, variety" -- "Home" -- "Strands and threads" -- Our living and our dying -- The village and the stars -- "Chalk...or fire" -- "Perseverance" -- "Seeing, knowing and telling" -- "The eternal family" -- "The closing of the door" -- "Wartime" -- "Post-war adjustment exercise" -- Searching for the right way -- Kaleidoscopic views -- "The human adventure" -- "Tapestry" -- "Life and death".
Summary A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons.
Subject Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Related Names Albee, Edward, 1928-
ISBN 9780060831363 : $39.99
0060831367
OCLC number 738348452